The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 184 214 216
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 16 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £241
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +34.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £17.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £11.43
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +57.48%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist across the City of London region.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title.

1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 14 (60.87%) Oracle
4 9 (39.13%) Linux
5 8 (34.78%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
5 8 (34.78%) Middleware
5 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
5 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (30.43%) Banking
6 7 (30.43%) Tivoli
6 7 (30.43%) UNIX
6 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 6 (26.09%) Perl
7 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) HTTP
9 4 (17.39%) Python
9 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
9 4 (17.39%) HTML
9 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
9 4 (17.39%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (17.39%) Nagios
9 4 (17.39%) Front Office
9 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
9 4 (17.39%) Web Development
9 4 (17.39%) Django
9 4 (17.39%) Electronic Trading

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (13.04%) MQSeries
3 2 (8.70%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.35%) Markit EDM
2 1 (4.35%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (4.35%) LatentZero
2 1 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) HTTP
2 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) SSH
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Front Office
4 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Middleware
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (17.39%) Django
3 3 (13.04%) J2EE
3 3 (13.04%) SOAP
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (4.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (4.35%) Rendezvous
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (13.04%) Kindle
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (30.43%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
3 4 (17.39%) Web Development
3 4 (17.39%) Electronic Trading
3 4 (17.39%) Change Control
3 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.04%) ETRM
4 3 (13.04%) Release Management
4 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.04%) SOA
5 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Wealth Management
6 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Perl
4 4 (17.39%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) RHEV
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Tivoli
2 4 (17.39%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (17.39%) Nagios
2 4 (17.39%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Charles River
4 1 (4.35%) Trayport
4 1 (4.35%) Nintex
4 1 (4.35%) thinkFolio
4 1 (4.35%) SimCorp
4 1 (4.35%) Altiris
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) Sun
4 1 (4.35%) Sybase